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Fresh "NPR" from BBC World Service
"More. Historically in this country than, uh, African Americans. Obama was interviewed on ABC It aired last night. A disorganized storm system in the Gulf of Mexico is drenching the central Gulf Coast. NPR's W. Elliott reports the National Hurricane Center is watching potential tropical Cyclone three for further development. It's already producing maximum sustained winds of 45 MPH and lashing the coast with waves of heavy rain. A tropical storm warning is posted from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Florida Panhandle. Forecasters say Coastal and flash flooding are the biggest threats with up to 12 inches of rain, likely in some areas and potential storm surge of 1 to 3 FT. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and the severe Weather Center Beach tourist home early and postpone Juneteenth festivals and other events along the northern Gulf Coast. Debbie Elliott, NPR NEWS Orange BEACH, Alabama. You're listening to NPR news. The US Southwest has experience in extreme heat wave power grid operators in California issued an alert yesterday urging residents to conserve energy. Warning that rolling blackouts may become necessary. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings for California and four other states, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and parts of Colorado. Canada's Public health agency is reporting a spike in confirmed cases of the delta variant of Covid 19.
Biden Unlikely to Achieve July COVID Vaccination Goal
"Kamala harris was in atlanta friday. As part of the biden administration's push to get more americans vaccinated against covid nineteen. Npr's windsor johnston reports. The white house has set a goal of vaccinating seventy percent of adults with at least one dose of the vaccine by july fourth but is so far falling short of that goal. The pace of vaccinations has slowed in many parts of the south including georgia. According to the cdc nearly fifty three percent of adults in the state have received at least one dose of the shot compared to sixty four percent nationwide speaking atlanta vice president harris said the nation has come too far in the fight against in nineteen to take a step back. Students are back in school in person. People fade the back in the pews. Small businesses are reopening and families are planning reunions again. The white house announced a series of initiatives last month to persuade people especially those in communities of color where vaccination rates lag to get the shot windsor
Fresh "NPR" from BBC World Service
"Fourth of July. It's not clear whether it will make that goal. As of yesterday, an estimated 65.1% of Americans had received at least one shot. Scorching temperatures will continue today across large parts of the West and unusually strong and wide range reaching dome has set record highs from the Great Plains to coastal California. NPR's Eric Wester felt reports. Heat records have been set from Omaha to Sacramento, not just for a specific date or month. But in a few spots. They mark the hottest day since records were kept. Persistently high pressure zones, popularly called heat domes are relatively common later in the summer. But this one's remarkable power scope and unusually early appearance is giving experts more cause for concern about the routine ization of extreme weather. In an era of climate change. Daniel Swain is a climate scientist at LA It's far beyond what we would normally see this early in the season. It's not only unusual for June, but it is pretty extreme. Even an absolutely turns. This heat dome is also worsening record drought and already extreme wildfire risk across much of the West. Eric Westervelt. NPR news U. S. Health officials are praising the Supreme Court's decision to keep the affordable care act intact and say there's more work to be done. NPR's Ping Wang has more on the story. Javier Becerra, secretary of Health and Human services, celebrates the Supreme Court decision upholding the affordable Care act. But he says there are still big gaps in health care access and that black, Latino and low income communities bear LeBron. We're ready Start building on on the affordable care act so that everyone regardless of their zero code has access to Good health care and at a fair price. But Sarah has been a longtime defender of the A. C A and his past roles as a congressman and California's attorney general. He helped pass and defend the legislation. Over 31 million Americans get health insurance through the A. C A, including many who lost work benefits when they were laid off. During the Covid 19 pandemic. Another 30 million Americans remain uninsured. Ping Wang. NPR NEWS. This is NPR news. Louisiana and Mississippi are being hit by high winds and heavy rain. Forecasters say it's not a tropical storm yet because it doesn't have a single well defined center. One called it just a.
Dow Ends Down Over 500 Points Friday, Shedding 3.5% for the Week
"Industrial Average dropped 533 points Friday, more than 1.5% as NPR's David Gura reports, Wall Street appears worried about how soon the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. The Dow had its worst week since October. The index ended the week down 3%. The NASDAQ and The S and P also fell on Friday after James Bullard, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of ST Louis, commented on the Fed's latest forecast but currently expects to raise rates by late 2023. Bullard suggests that could happen sooner because prices have been going up so dramatically. The Federal Reserve continues to buy about $120 billion worth of bonds every month to help prop up the economy. Wall Street is also trying to figure out when the Fed will scale that back.
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on BBC World Service
"It's the fact that he's one of their fellow Catholics that makes the situation particularly acute in the bishops have always and consistently deplored the legality of abortion. And Rafael Behr, a British political commentator and columnist for The Guardian newspaper that's here on weekend. Live from NPR news under a Rahm President Biden says the 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office, but he says more must be done. He notes that a new variant of the coronavirus is worse. Um, it's a variant that is more easily transmissible. Potentially deadlier and particularly dangerous for young people. But the good news is we have the solution. Science and the data are clear. The best way to protect yourself against these variants. To get fully vaccinated. The Biden administration 1 70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated by the fourth of July. It's not clear whether it will make that goal. As of yesterday, an estimated 65.1% of Americans had received.
Lina Khan, Prominent Big Tech Critic, Will Lead The FTC
"President Biden his name big tech critic Lina Khan, as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission. As NPR's Bobby Allyn tells us, Khan becomes the agency's top enforcer after getting bipartisan support for her nomination from
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on CBS Sports Radio
"NPR tonight tonight, right rolls on with guest host Bay Area news group. Giants Insider Carrie Crowley on the sports lead. Yeah. All right. Welcome back to candy are tonight. Carrie Crowley sitting in for Mark Willard. Here, postgame giants and the Phillies. Just wrap things up and I'm joined now by Justice Delos Santos. He covers the Giants or Excuse me. He covers all 30 teams for MLB dot com. He floats from beat to beat justice. Has been out of the ballpark a lot this week was out there tonight and kind enough to join us down in the bunker. So justice Thank you so much, sir. How are you? I'm doing well. I think I've only done like 15 teams thus far, but if we like rounded up I think we should be pretty solid. Also carry. I forgot to mention this The last time that we did one of these, I hope on the very first Filipino that you've ever had on the show. Because if I'm not, I'm gonna be very disappointed. I have I have no clue. I I do not go into the backgrounds as deeply as I should. So, thank you so much anyway, justice and before we talk about The Giants before we talk about the season they're having and look at the NL All Star race, which is really what I wanted to focus on in this interview. I want to ask you a little bit about your background and how you got into covering baseball being from the Bay Area. What inspired you get into this sport? So tell fans and listeners a little bit about yourself because I think that everyone can root for a Bay area kid who's definitely grinding in this industry. Man. It all started when I was about one year old. No, I'm playing. But I mean baseball is just something I've always you know, always kind of gravitated to even when I was just like a little kid. Um, to kind of give a little background for like the listeners like I was at games five of the 2002 World Series, the Dusty baker game like that was my fourth birthday. Um, one of the anecdotes that my mom likes to tell people a lot. In terms of just like how invested I was in this game at a young age was I think we were in line for, like some store and I was like, four years old. No, I told my mom is like, Hey, Mom. Did you know that Bobby Bonds is Barry Bonds Dad like and there's like a dude behind us, And he's like, Who is this damn four year old with this like encyclopedic knowledge? Um, but to kind of fast forward like this was kind of something that I always Wanted to pursue. Um, one story. I think I told you, but I'm not entirely sure was back in 2016. I just finished the Giants five K, and I was like sitting on the outfield grass. And I took a picture of the press box. And this is back When I had Snapchat, I can't find this photo for the life of me. But I captioned it. I'm going to be here one day, and I think it was either. April 23rd April 24th. There was the Marlins series. Got to be in the press box for the first time. So I'm skipping a lot of like the resume details because, like I don't want to have to regard to take resonate for the million times, but baseball some that have always been interested in Always kind of gravitated writing as well. And then you just kind of mesh those two things together and a lot of Lot of resume details later and here I am. Well, I think it is important that you tell our listeners where you went to high school where he went to college. Because there are people out there throughout the bay Area listening to can be our tonight wondering, Can they relate to you? Justice? Do they know you from somewhere? Oh, they might because I'm from the area Tried and true, Um I'm from the East Bay in particular Hercules, California went to Hercules High school. And then went to, um Pretty decent school in Berkeley. You might know at University of California, Berkeley. I don't I don't know if you know it carries not not too far too familiar might know it. But I've raised born and raised in the Bay Area being here my whole life and so You know, being able to cover games that It's still a little weird to call Oracle Park. It's a T and T to me but covering games here covering games io dot co. It's definitely not just being able to cover games with being able to cover games in those two stadiums where I'd spent so much time growing up is definitely Definitely a dream come true in a sense, and I know we say that a lot like you can't get to the point of cliche like we hear that expression, a lot in sports, but you I mean, you just heard it with your story not to plug your story. But the Brandon Crawford story is definitely a dream come true in that sense as well. Yeah. Brandon Crawford hit in 10 years of service time on Thursday when the Giants hosted the D backs. He didn't get into that game, but Hitting 10. Years of service time. Join Jake McGee joined Evan Longoria, Buster Posey, Johnny Cueto and Brandon Belt's on This roster kind of loaded down with veterans who have reached that milestone and believe me, it's a big one in Big League clubhouse is I know that Brandon Crawford will likely look at his 1326th appearance at the shortstop position last week and talk about what That means to him the all time Giants record holder at that position, passing Travis Jackson. But 10 years means a lot, But I would always argued the first year means a lot. And this has been your first year in major league ballparks First year covering major league Major league teams from the press box, and I'm just wondering, you know, you've floated around 15 different teams like you said..
Lina Khan, Prominent Big Tech Critic, Will Lead the FTC
"Federal Trade Commission. As NPR's Bobby Allyn tells us, Khan becomes the agency's top enforcer after getting bipartisan support for her nomination from Congress. Lina Khan is a 32 year old Columbia law school professor who rose to prominence after writing on how decades old antitrust laws are capable of policing tech companies like Amazon. Her approached, adored by progressives, and some on the right has been dubbed hipster antitrust since it Bucks tradition. Most legal cases focus on whether a company's practices are raising prices for consumers but can argue that it doesn't matter if companies like Amazon are in fact making prices cheaper, She says the company uses press The Tory tactics to lock in its dominance and limit choice. Con is expected to be a guiding force on the FTC as it reviews acquisitions by companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon. That's Bobby Allyn reporting. This is NPR.
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news. I'm nora raum. vice president. Kamala harris was in atlanta friday. As part of the biden administration's push to get more americans vaccinated against covid nineteen. Npr's windsor johnston reports. The white house has set a goal of vaccinating seventy percent of adults with at least one dose of the vaccine by july fourth but is so far falling short of that goal. The pace of vaccinations has slowed in many parts of the south including georgia. According to the cdc nearly fifty three percent of adults in the state have received at least one dose of the shot compared to sixty four percent nationwide speaking atlanta vice president harris said the nation has come too far in the fight against in nineteen to take a step back. Students are back in school in person. People fade the back in the pews. Small businesses are reopening and families are planning reunions again. The white house announced a series of initiatives last month to persuade people especially those in communities of color where vaccination rates lag to get the shot windsor johnston. Npr news leaders of the us catholic. Church voted to move forward with the process. That could call into question. The eligibility of politicians live president biden to receive communion. Npr's sarah mccamman reports the issue resurfaced after biden's election last year after a contentious debate members of the us conference of cash. Bishops voted one hundred. Sixty eight to fifty five in favor of drafting a formal statement on the meaning of the eucharist in the life of the church. That document could include guidance on communion to catholics. Who differ with the church on teachings about including abortion especially politicians like president biden in is the nation's second catholic president and frequently attends mass. The vatican has warned. Us catholic bishops not to use communion as a political weapon the bishops will have a chance to vote on the proposed statement at another meeting in the future. Possibly when they meet in person in november. Sarah.
Extreme Heat in the West to Send Temps to Triple Digits
"The west is broiling. Excessive heat warnings are in effect again today from phoenix where today's forecast was one hundred. Twenty degrees to eastern montana where some farming towns braced for highs close to one hundred ten. Npr's kirk siegler reports. There is little relief in sight. For the drought stricken region. How hot is it. It's like opening an oven when you're baking pie. Captain scott. douglas is a paramedic with the phoenix. Fire department the city is open sixty six cooling refuges and hydration stations at parks libraries and pools. It's hot and people say it's a dry heat. And i'm like well you know what when it gets two hundred seventeen hundred and eighteen degrees. It doesn't matter if it's dry. Moist phoenix broke records last year. For hitting a hundred degrees or higher for more than one hundred and forty four days last year was also a record wildfire year and much of the west and every day. There's a headline screaming. This summer could be worse arizona. Lawmakers are holding a special session this week to consider a hundred million dollar emergency bill for firefighting and prevention in nevada were invasive grasses and drought have fueled record range fires lately. Firefighters have been dealing with one hundred degree temperatures for the past two weeks. Paul peterson is the fire management officer for the federal bureau of land management. They're typically we wouldn't have a heat and winds until mid july. So i'm hoping that's not an indication of what we're going to see in the future. He's hoping that the monsoon rains arrive this summer. They were no-show last year. Meteorologists are blaming this blistering event on a heat. Dome stubborn high pressure ridge. That's blocking cooler systems. Nikolai rymer is with the national weather. Service in billings. Montana where the forecast. Hi today june fifteenth is one hundred six. We are very close to the hottest temperatures that we've ever recorded here rhymer says scientists can't pinpoint any one heat wave like this on climate change but he says the record drought and extremely low humidity. Right now is making the heat. Even worse
Driving A Successful Launch for Conversational Actions with Google's Mike Bifulco
"Imagine this you're working on a team. That's building a game for actions on google. You're getting to the point in the development process where you can see the light at the end of the tunnel that first releases coming well with any luck. You're a member of a savvy team that has done the work ahead of time to think about marketing plan. You know it's critical to understand your audience and have a plan to reach them long before your app hits the virtual shelves in addition to that. You've worked with your team to define some metrics for success so that you know whether or not you're marketing campaigns are doing a good job of reaching the audience. You're looking for when it comes to putting together a marketing plan. I'm pretty fond of this quote. A design isn't finished until using it. When you're wearing marketers hat your goal is to bring a compelling message to that somebody and to get them to tryout. You're cool new game. We'll break our marketing. Plan down into a few steps first off. Let's talk about the building blocks of strategic marketing. If you're watching is because you're a developer remember. This stuff is good to know no matter what having broad understanding of your team's goals for launch can only help you point towards success when thinking about how to market your game you want to assemble a coalition of team members with a broad range of skills. Generally this cross functional team may include participation from the following groups public relations creative leads copywriting engineering and social media management. There's a few key activities you'll want to think about when developing your strategy you want to get to a shared understanding of your target audience evaluate your marketing channels and to think about measures of success. So that you can track how well your marketing activities are working defining. Your target audience should be based on the objective of your action specifically determine if you're trying to reach existing users or new users often building an action is a way to attract new customers thanks to the buzzer. This generates npr however given the nascent stage voici. In the average consumer's life. It's best to start with actions that target existing users and then tackle use cases that drive new user growth. Once you've learned more about how your existing users prefer to engage with your brand via voice for example. A game designed around managing a fictional sports team might initially target. Gamers are sports fans later. They can expand their audience to encourage new players outside of that core audience to try the game as you create your channel plan. Think about how your promotion pits in with your brands. Ecosystem and customer touch points. Remember that it's important to have a consistent and cross channel strategy look to wherever user traffic is greatest to highlight your actions availability
EU Threatens U.K. With Tariffs as Northern Ireland Spat Escalates
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Two Artists Want G-7 Leaders to End E-Waste
"As president biden and the other g seven leaders from some of the world's wealthiest economies prepare to meet for a weekend summit in the english. County of cornwall. One of the biggest attractions is a two story. Sculpture that has emerged from the hills nearby. it's a reproduction of the faces of all seven leaders in the style of mount rushmore but instead of stone the sculptors material is discarded electronics. And he has named his work mount recycle more. Npr lennon correspondent. Frank langfitt cornwall and joins us now. Hey frank ohio hi so are you like literally next to the sculpture right now. What does it look like. It's fascinating and it's also become this big tourist attraction there will be sixty seven people here staring at it and what the artist has done is. He's basically like if you think example. If you look at boris johnson. His face is made of old samsung phone backings. And he's got all these old phones that is supposed to be his hair including all these wires and then right in front of me is joe. Biden joe biden. Skin basically is all these green circuit boards from inside computers. And not you'll just across. The bay is where the g. seven is meeting starting tomorrow morning. I'm just amazed that these faces are recognizable. very recognizable. everybody can tell exactly who these people are. And what do you take is the sculptors political point here. Well i think it's very it's an environmental point and i was just talking to him on the phone before you and i started talking his name's joel rush and this is how he put the messages. We have to find a way of dating with this electrical. Waste that we're producing because it we haven't got ways of Taken a pause again. We haven't got waste repairing it. We haven't got ways of getting rid of it. It's not just one nation to to give all that waste or another nation. It's a world problem. And how about all the people taking this visual in right. Now how are they reacting. It's really interesting. i think people are fascinated by obviously. It's artistically it's very very interesting but in terms of the environmental message. That joe was just mentioning. I mean i think it really resonates with people. I was talking to him named jonni let she teaches politics and i asked her what struck the most for me. It's the it's joe biden's circuit boards because they are things that we don't even see is invisible and we don't give any thought when we using this stuff
Biden, Johnson Sign New Charter on Trade and Defense
"And British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are meeting in England and preparing to renew a historic document. That recognizes the two Nations special relationship NPR's Franco or Donna's reports, They'll sign a new Atlantic charter that will guide them for the next century. The two leaders met in carbs Bay, where they reviewed a copy of the original Atlantic Charter before sitting down for a bilateral meeting. Great Great pleasure, Mr President. Welcome you to call Great president be here. Happy to see you. The charter was signed in 1941 by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a senior administration official said. The original charter outline what the post World War order could and should look like. The new charter will make clear what the coming decades of the 21st century can and should look like.
What Climate Equity Could Look Like
"Emily kuang here with npr science correspondent. Dan charles hi emily. I have a question for you. Have you taken a look at joe. Biden's promises on climate change. Well i know. They're big promises. But i don't know the fine details. So what is the latest in. There is something about them that caught my attention. Okay the white house. Keep saying we are going to address. Climate change in a way that also addresses the country's economic and racial disparities. Yeah i definitely heard of this ring of climate justice to it you know like equitable climate action right. But i said to myself. What does that actually mean in the real world like in some specific place and i ended up getting some answers in cleveland. And why cleveland. Well cleveland along with detroit has the highest percentage of people living in poverty of any big city in the country. It also like a lot of cities has a climate action plan and three years ago city officials decided to tear up their existing plan and write a new one this time incorporating economic and racial equity. They made it kind of a to do list. Here is how we would like to deal with climate change and also help people who need help the most okay so this to do list kind of laid the groundwork that biden administration is now about seems like it and now in turn the biden administration might be helping the city. Turn that plan into reality out because the administration wants to pour hundreds of billions of dollars into exactly the things that are at the top of cleveland's
Senate Pressed BLM Nominee on Biden's Oil and Gas Lease Freeze
"The woman president biden has chosen to lead much of his ambitious climate agenda on. Us public lands appear before the senate today for her confirmation hearing montana environmentalist tracy stone manning has been tapped to be the next director of the bureau of land management it controls energy development and other activities on a tenth of all the land in the us. Here's npr's kirk siegler as montana's former top environmental regulator and chief of staff for that state's former democratic governor tracy stone. Manning did develop a reputation for bipartisan. Dealmaking which she repeatedly referenced in her first appearance before the us senate. I think that my career has shown that the only way to get things done in the country and specifically in the west is to work together stonings nomination marks a dramatic reversal from the agency's previous director. William perry penalty who hailed from rural wyoming in once suggested the. Us government shouldn't even own public land. She's from a liberal pocket of montana and more reflective of who's been gaining power and influence and much of the west lately people from cities. New mexico's martin. Heinrich is a senior democrat on the committee. The trump administration pulled penalties nomination before it could question him. Last year has been without a confirmed director for good reason in some cases for almost four and a half years that should not continue one day longer. Republicans though seize the opportunity to grill stone manning about president biden's freeze on new oil and gas leasing on public lands. They also argued her campaigning. Last year and a half of democrats was evidence. She's a polarizing pick. She shot back urging the committee to examine her entire career of brokering compromises. She said unheeded. Public land's battles elections can be tough. I was supporting my former boss. Governor bullock but the election is over and i will honor the outcome of that election but the ranking republican on the committee wyoming senator john barrosso said stone manning's recent tweets reveal a bias against energy companies. Ranchers loggers based on her record. I'm concerned the miss stone. Manning does not fill the bill. Her career has been defined by her support for policies that restrict multiple use activities on public lands and upper down vote on stone manning's nomination is expected in the coming days within need go before the full senate
Biden Administration Outlines Measures to Address Supply-Chain Issues
"Is setting up a task force to address supply chain bottlenecks now plaguing a number of industries. The goal is to boost U. S manufacturing and reduce shortages of vital products like computer chips. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington The White
Duke and Duchess of Sussex Welcome Baby Girl
"Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Megan and Prince Harry have a second child Little bet Diana Mountbatten Windsor, named after Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana. Was born Friday. I'm Barbara Klein. NPR
Brood X Cicadas Swarm Across Several Eastern States
"The eastern half of the country is experiencing a heat wave this weekend. The warmer weather will amplify the sounds of billions of brood 10 cicadas taking over the region. NPR's Amy held reports. These bugs appear once every 17 years crawling up from the ground to spawn before dying from parts of the Midwest. Through the mid Atlantic. The sounds of the cicadas are peaking, reaching decibels in the mid nineties that's as loud as a subway or a motorcycle or a shouted conversation. Entomologist Jean Kritzky in Cincinnati says the trees have become coursing centers, and the males are seeing in an effort to attract Females, all part of the mad rush to set up the next generation. People delay her eggs shortly after meeting and they'll hatch in about 6 to 10 weeks and then the name soul dropped too low the ground for the next 17 years just a few more weeks until this brood quiets down again reaching its end by the end of the month, Amy held NPR news.
Activists Demand Answers After Nooses Found At Amazon Construction Site
"Month ago, nooses began appearing at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut. Police now say that only two of the eight ropes found by the sites workers were actual nooses as that investigation continues. Social justice advocates are trying to work with Amazon and the buildings contractor to make sure workers there feel safe. Connecticut Public Radio's Frankie Graziano has more Windsor, Connecticut Police chief Donald Melanson told NPR this morning only two of eight ropes reported on the site are being investigated his nooses that's news to Scott X S. Dale of the ACP, who's been talking to the contractor. We've been dealing with this situation close to six weeks now, everything that they've told us that the ropes that they've seen Would be considered a noose for as Dale. It's more confusion on top of an already confusing situation. He's just trying to make sure workers are okay. The most important thing is the individuals that On the site that are scared, and they shouldn't be scared. They should be able to give a hard day's work and get home safe to their families. The noose is a symbol of hate, and it stresses Corin Prescott out. She led a protest at the site last week. Many of our brothers and sisters hunger From nooses like the ones they were left here at Amazon to protesters chained themselves to a gate. Cornell Lewis was one of them. Okay, change of this fence. We want to know what is Amazon going stupid? Brad Griggs as a leader on Amazon's economic development team, which moved to secure the site after 1/7 news was reported. We did so after really pushing our developers and the general contractor to take control of this situation, Greg says. Amazon ordered the shutdown, even though it hasn't yet taken over the site. While we believe things were being managed appropriately. You know, looking back, we could have stepped in to assess the situation and understand what steps were being taken maybe a little bit earlier. Greg says Amazon's reevaluating its partnership with companies currently managing the site, the developer and the contractor. Scannell
VP Harris Heading To Mexico, Guatemala Amid Migration Surge
"Arrives in Guatemala Sunday night. It's her first trip to Central America since President Biden assigned her to tackle the surge in migration from the region. She plans to meet with the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico, along with business and civic leaders. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports from Mexico City. This won't be the first time Vice President Harris Meats, Mexico's leader and the rest Manuel Lopez overdose. Mhm. They have talked a few times virtually like this video call last month. And just yesterday, Harris called Lopez over door to let him know the U. S. Is sending Mexico one million covid 19 vaccines. He tweeted that was very kind of her to call. Their first face to face meeting, however, might be tougher. U. S and Mexico relations have hit some bumps lately, especially when it comes to sharing security, intelligence and U. S funding of Mexican free speech groups. Carlos Heredia, Mexican economist at the Center for Research in Teaching and Economics, says Lopez over door was very comfortable with Donald Trump, mostly because the former president stayed out of Mexico's affairs. Trump only cared about Mexico stopping Central American migrants from getting to the U. S. So now it's different. And the president of Mexico does not feel comfortable dealing with a neighbor that is opinionated and has A lot to say about issues that should be of common interest. Both countries have found common ground when it comes to migration, saying they want to attack the root causes. Like lack of economic opportunities in corruption. The Biden administration has repeatedly called Mexico an essential partner in achieving that goal. But tonight you G in. Lopez, a researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, says both countries talk that humanitarian talk but continued to attack the problem only with police and the military, especially in Mexico.
Florida Law May Thwart Effort by Cruise Industry to Set Sail
"A seven night Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale, with all crew and adult passengers vaccinated. Cruise industry has been shut down for the past 15 months by the Corona virus pandemic. The CDC said last month that cruise ships with nearly all passengers and crew vaccinated can resume sailing. But NPR's Greg Allen reports there is a problem it violates a Florida law. This ad by celebrities sums up the relief and excitement among cruise companies. Some day is finally here and we're ready to sail beyond again. Extended shutdown has cost the industry more than $17 billion in direct losses. The celebrity cruise departing June 26 will be the first under new CDC protocols. CBC says ships can resume sailing under two scenarios. The first is after conducting tests cruises with masks and social distancing in place show they can keep passengers and crew safe. The second scenario, when advocated by the industry, allows ships to resume sailing immediately as long as 95% of passengers and crew are vaccinated. Chris Gray Faust is managing editor of the website. Cruise critic. People will not have to wear masks, they will not have to do social distancing and at least in the US, they'll be able to do shore excursions without you're staying in a cruise ship bubble type of situation. The idea of requiring all adult passengers to be vaccinated is popular not just with the companies but also cruise passengers. House says the survey conducted last week found 80% of cruise passengers said they would prefer to sail on a ship with a vaccine requirement. So what we're finding is that Abbott cruisers want to get back to see, but they would overwhelmingly prefer to be on a ship with vaccines. That's what passengers want. It's what cruise lines want. But it's not what Florida Governor Rond de Santis once. He recently signed a bill passed by the Republican Legislature at his request, which bans company from requiring any customer to show proof of vaccination. Under the law, each violation carries a $5000 fine. Asked about it last week, De Santis said, applies to cruise lines and that if they violated, they'll pay. We are going to enforce Florida law. I mean, We have
Complex Forces Are Keeping Women From Coming Back to Work
"This time last year around twenty million people were out of work now as the economy recovers employers. Say they can't find anyone higher. Still millions of women have yet to return to work. Npr's andrea shoot talked with two of them for more than twenty years. Catherine gains worked as a legal assistant in washington. Dc she had a reputation for excelling at everything documents. Foul leans reefs scanning. Whatever they needed done. I was the go to person. She even wants planned and attorneys wedding early last year. Her law firm downsized and she was laid off. She quickly applied to some temp agencies and got an assignment but then cova kicked in. Nobody had anything for me to go to in a way. It was a blessing. She had recently moved in with her mom. Who has alzheimer's take care of her. Was a fulltime job. Finding an actual job in the pandemic was daunting. I knew i couldn't work in retail. Because i knew. I couldn't be exposed and bring it home to my mother so i just had to. Just be hopeful. Sit and wait. I always say. God didn't bring me this far to drop me off earlier. This year gains moved her mother into a nursing home and now she's applying for jobs again. She'd prefer to work from home but is okay with going into a covid safe workplace. Most importantly she wants to find something that would allow her to take her mom to doctors appointments and checking on her frequently. Gains herself is sixty two now. She's willing to hunt a little longer for the right job at least until unemployment benefits run out. I'm giving myself at least till august. That's when i really hit the grind caregiving responsibilities. Are one reason labor. Economists think women are not returning to the workforce in droves. But stephanie aaronson of the brookings institution says other things are at play to. I think it's just a complex mix of factors that are keeping women out of the labor force right now ongoing concerns about the virus some industries still struggling to recover and a change of heart about how people want to spend their
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump and his administration daily corona virus briefing said that Americans must continue to practice social distancing. The president also said he's increasingly optimistic. A deal with Congress will be reached soon on replenishing government loan program to help small businesses and trump said there have been improvements in corona virus testing procedures not blamed in part on a lack of understanding by governors some of the governors like As an example the governor from Maryland didn't really understand the list. He didn't understand too much about what was going on so now. I think you'll be able to do that. It's pretty simple but they have tremendous capacity and we hope to be able to help him out. Trump also said with oil prices never before seen low levels crude oil features for May actually went negative. He plans to put an additional seventy five million barrels of oil in the nation. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Veterans Affairs Secretary. Robert Wilkie is defending his department's performance amid the crow virus crisis. Npr's quil Lawrence reports va staff have pushed for more protective gear. Secretary will he told. Npr His hired new staff in his shifting supplies as needed between as hundreds of hospitals clinics and nursing homes despite planning for a pandemic Wilkie said Va is facing the same shortages of protective gear as the rest of the country. And I think we've adjusted As as well as any organization of the size can do and our in our employees have performed bravely and magnificently well. We'll keep praised. Va Healthcare workers. Many of them have been protesting for weeks that staffer working in unsafe conditions. Va has now changed. Some of its rules to allow more masks for staff in nursing homes and other inpatient facilities more than three hundred thirty veterans in the VA system have died from the virus along with at least fourteen. Va Staff QUIL LAWRENCE NPR news. Even though the government's current loan program was created to help small businesses it seems some larger chain restaurants. Were able to obtain money through the program. One of the major changes to get a share shake shack. Says it will give back. It's ten million dollar loan. Stocks closed sharply lower today. Weighed down by cratering oil prices. Npr's Scott host reports. The Dow tumbled nearly six hundred points with much of the country. Hunker down at home. Demand for gasoline and jet fuel has tanked oil producers are running out of room to store their excess crude and with a futures contract for May delivery coming do traders were actually paying people nearly forty dollars a barrel to take oil off their hands that unprecedented signal living economy nearing a standstill was it drag on the stock market. The Dow fell nearly two and a half percent the S. and P. Five hundred dropped about one point. Eight percent the Nasdaq so a smaller decline of only around one percent companies cater to stay at home customers like Amazon and Netflix so their stocks rise horse. Npr News Washington. The Nasdaq was down. Eighty nine points the SNP fell fifty one points this is NPR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu appears to have one another year and a half an office turning back repeated attempts to unseat him. He's reached a deal for a unity government with his election. Rival Benny Gaunt's NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem after three inconclusive elections over the past year. Right wing Netanyahu and centrist guns have put aside their rivalry and they've signed a deal for quote national emergency government to tackle the corona virus. Pandemic THE DEAL. They signed says. Netanyahu may continue to serve as prime minister until October. Twenty twenty one then. Guns will become Prime Minister for a year and a half. The deal also allows Netanyahu starting in July to take steps toward annexing parts of the occupied West Bank. President trump has supported such a move but most other countries fiercely rejected. A Palestinian officials said annexation would block any possibility for an Israeli Palestinian peace. Steel Daniel Estrin. Npr News Jerusalem. Boeing says it is restarting production of its commercial airplanes in Seattle this week the company announcing will be putting up twenty seven thousand people back to work after operations were halted. Because of the Krona virus pandemic Boeing says it's taking extra precautions and his instituted comprehensive procedures at sites to fight the spread of Kovic nineteen the measures include the use of face masks and other protective year handwashing sites and staggered worked shifts. It's something that has never happened. It does go to show the economic effects of a global crisis pandemic crude oil futures for the first time fell below zero dollars today West. Texas intermediate for delivery actually felt a negative thirty-seven sixty three a barrel. New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman another six point. Six million Americans filed unemployment claims last week. Npr Scott horsely reports new numbers from the Labor Department show the ongoing economic damage from the corona virus. Last week jobless claims almost as high as the previous weeks that record-setting figure was also revised upwards by more than two hundred thousand over the last three weeks. Nearly seventeen million people have filed for unemployment as businesses across. The country closed their doors in an effort to slow the spread of the pandemic state. Unemployment offices have been struggling to handle the surge in claims. Many people report long. Wait Times to file their applications. Congress has authorized additional unemployment benefits in an effort to cushion the unprecedented blow to the American workforce Scott horsely. Npr News Washington. Meanwhile the Federal Reserve has announced new economic programs that will provide up to two point three trillion dollars in additional lending. These fed programs are intended for local governments and small and mid sized businesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidelines for essential workers to be able to stay on the job in the pandemic. These are workers in areas such as law enforcement and janitorial staff. If these workers came into contact with an infected person. They were supposed to stay home for two weeks now the CDC says they can stay on the job if they are symptom. Free check for fever and wear masks for two weeks. A New York disability group is asking the federal government to investigate a state treatment plan they allege it would deny care for some people with disabilities. Npr's Joseph Shapiro reports the complaint says New Yorkers who already use a ventilator to help them breathe or endanger if they show up at the hospital of having that machine taken from them and given the someone else the hospital thinks needs a ventilator the state's crisis of care guidelines say. That's okay even though people who use ventilators at home usually are not at the end of life. These people are living full lives. That's Tim coon of disability rights. New York found the complaint with the federal government. He says people who use ventilators are now afraid to go to the hospital Joseph Shapiro. Npr News the Supreme Court of India has ruled all Kovic. Nineteen testing. Must be free of charge. But that's led to a backlash by Indian laboratories which say it puts an unfair financial burden on them. Npr's Lauren Freyer has more. India's Supreme Court had private hospitals should play a philanthropic role. But some of them say they can't afford to and may go out of business if they can't charge for. Cova nineteen tests. That could be fewer labs and less testing overall. Judges have said they'll consider at a later date. The possibility that private labs could get reimbursed by the government. Npr'S LAURA UNFAIR THIS IS NPR British. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a third night in intensive care in a London hospital being treated for Cova Nineteen. A member of his government says that Johnson appears to be improving. He's continuing to receive oxygen but has not been placed on a ventilator. Some people in Britain are burning down cell phone towers carriers in the UK and the British government. Say That's because of the false conspiracy theory that five G. networks facilitate the spread of the virus. Npr's Frank Langfitt reports. Gareth Elliott is a spokesman for Mobile UK a Trade Association for the country's mobile network providers. I've been the last week we've seen escalation of attacks on mobile infrastructure that's including mosques and cabinets. In some instances we have seen awesome attacks in addition to that we have also seen the abuse of our employees elite says. There have been twenty incidents so far. The British government says the attacks on Five G. infrastructure threatened communications at a crucial time. Michael overruns the British government's Cabinet Office that They play a role in the in the spread of the disease. That's dangerous Nelson's as well Frank Langfitt. Npr News the nato-led force in Afghanistan. Says that five rockets were fired at Bagram airfield earlier today. This is the main. Us Air Base north of Kabul. There were no casualties raiders. New Service reports Islamic state is claiming responsibility. The Taliban deny it. The rocket attack comes a few weeks after the United States. Signed an accord with the Taliban to withdraw. Us troops from Afghanistan on Korva Coleman NPR news..
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"Health officials say. They're working to add more sites in the coming days. Sarah McCamman. Npr News Virginia Beach you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Three states hold primary elections on Tuesday Arizona Florida and Illinois. Joe Biden won all three Democratic presidential contests. Ohio was supposed to hold an election yesterday. But state officials suspended the vote citing corona virus concerns. Pakistan's government has opened to airports to international traffic bucking a global trend of shutting down travel. But it's also demanding international visitors present certificates showing that they are free of cove in nineteen. Npr's Diaa Hadid says that's even though testing is not widely available Pakistan had earlier shutdown all but three airports to international travel to prevent the spread of covert nineteen amid concerns that there wasn't proper screening but they have been two of those shot at airports now asking international visitors to prove they don't have the virus. The move follows a national address by the Prime Minister. Imran Khan who taught Pakistani's at the country couldn't afford a dramatic shutdown like that seen in Italy of France because it would cause many people to Starve. Pakistan has more than two hundred sixty cases of covered nineteen largely spread by pilgrims returning from Iran. Which is an epicenter of the virus? But the numbers expected to rapidly grow in coming days and some doctors and medics worn. The country doesn't have enough protective gear or hospital. Space to deal with a deluge of cases. Da Dade NPR News Islamabad. The European Union has closed its borders to non EU citizens for at least thirty days. It's an effort to slow the pandemic. Some European countries have closed their borders to other European nations against E. U. Advice. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Us Stock Markets. Continue to post sharp losses at this hour stocks plummeted shortly after the opening bell amid growing fears of the economic fallout from the spread of corona virus and the severe drop in oil prices at last check the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down one thousand six hundred forty two points. The Nasdaq down. Four fifty three. The S&P five hundred fell seven percent when the markets open triggering a brief halt in trading. Mark Hamrick is a senior economic analyst at bankrate Dot Com circuit breakers in the stock market is something that's meant to allow essentially the flow of business to be orderly and so the S. and P. Five hundred hit the first benchmark of decline of seven percent and that pauses trading for fifteen minutes investor angst over a sharp decline in oil prices also driving down shares in a surprise move. Saudi Arabia announced that it's increasing oil production and discounting prices that sent the price of crude tumbling over the weekend. By as much as thirty percent. The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tested positive for corona virus. New York governor. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Executive Director. Rick Contin was in the midst of overseeing the port authorities response to the virus. He's been at the airports obviously When many people were coming back with the virus He'll be working from home and now the senior team that works with Rick will also be tested. The Port Authority operates many of the busiest airports bridges tunnels and bus terminals. In the northeast New York is reporting at least one hundred forty two cases of corona virus statewide as of this morning a day after Italy put much of its northern regions under lockdown to curb the spread of Corona virus undressed in prisons over visiting restrictions has led to the death of six inmates. Npr Sylvia police reports two guards who had been taken hostage in. Another prison were freed in a police raid. The head of Italy's prison administration. Francesco Buzzing Teeny told a TV interviewer three inmates at died in prison in Modena and three other had died after being transferred from the prison. Two of them died of an overdose of Methadone. They'd stolen from the infirmary. The causes of the other deaths are not immediately known Maldini. Buggy are located inside the lockdown area and contagion epicenter where the government has decreed strict restrictions on freedom of movement. That have all suspended. Family visits to prison inmates so people jolie NPR news Rome recounting stocks on Wall Street at this hour the Dow was down one thousand five hundred eighty eight points this is. Npr news the ceasefire between Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria is holding the intense fighting though has left more than a million Syrians displaced with hospitals and schools destroyed. Npr's Jane Arraf reports from the Syrian side of the border. The ceasefire has been in effect for a few days. Now and it's much calmer. There are no air strikes but they're still so much devastation here. People's homes destroyed. Schools destroyed even hospitals. That it will be a long time before those who've decided that they'll take the chance and go home. We'll be able to go back again. Npr's Jane Arraf reporting on Word is the new number one movie at the domestic box office. Npr's Trina Williams reports. The film earned an estimated. Forty million dollars in ticket sales onward. Beat out the rest of the field but opened on the low end of expectations. The animation feature falls to teen brothers in search of magic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A federal judge is refusing to delay the sentencing date for president. Trump's longtime associate roger stone. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes nearly a week. After the Justice Department recommended a lighter sense for stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress federal judge says sentencing will take place on Thursday as previously scheduled. Judge Amy Berman. Jackson says she will also consider stones request for a retrial. And we'll give him time to appeal after she makes her sentencing judgment. The stone case ignited a firestorm last week. After Attorney General William Bar recommended a lighter. Prison Term Stone is facing seven to nine year sentence after being convicted last year. On seven felony charges stemming from the former special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. President trump has called the recommended sentence quote horrible and very unfair and continues to defend bar. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington meantime a slew of presidential pardons and commutations today. President trump commuting roughly half of the fourteen year prison sentence a former Illinois governor Rod. Blagojevich is expected to walk out of prison today. Trump also granting pardons to former NYPD. Commissioner Bernard Kerik and financier. Michael Milken former governor was convicted of corruption in two thousand ten just months after he appeared on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice trump made the announcement says he was leaving for a campaign swing through the West starting with California trump also pardoned San Francisco. Forty niners under Edward debartolo junior depart low had pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid four hundred thousand dollars to former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards for riverboat gambling license. Day One of jury deliberations has concluded in the New York City sex crimes trial of former Hollywood producer. Harvey Weinstein NPR's rose. Friedman is in the courthouse and has more judge. James Burke spent about an hour giving the seven men and women of the jury their instructions. What constitutes evidence the presumption of innocence? What the law means by reasonable doubt and then? They began their deliberation. They'd only been gone an hour when a question Kim. Back to the court we. The jury request legal definition of the charges. They wrote and asked for answers about whether they could find Weinstein guilty. Different combinations of those charges Weinstein is charged with five counts of rape and assault. He denies all the allegations against him. If convicted of the most serious charge he could face up to life in prison. Rose Friedman. Npr News New York major cuts by Europe's biggest bank. Hsbc says it will cut thirty five thousand jobs the move one of the biggest changes in years for the london-based Bank. Hsbc says its global. Workforce will fall to two hundred thousand. The company says its net profits fell by fifty three percent last year mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow was down one hundred and sixty five points. The Nasdaq closed up a point. This is NPR. As China reports the fewest new infections of the strain of corona virus. Since last month the World Health Organization says suggestions the outbreak has slowed should still be viewed with caution China's reporting more than eighteen hundred thousand or eighteen hundred new cases. Npr's Anthony Kuhn. Reports are eight new cases aboard the cruise ship. That's been quarantined. In Japan. Health Minister Katsunobu cotto said that all passengers aboard the ship in the port of Yokohama. Have now been tested for the virus of the eighty. Eight new cases sixty five tested positive without showing any symptoms of the virus. Those who test negative will begin to leave the ship. Wednesday local time after being quarantined on board for two weeks. Those who test positive will be hospitalized. Tokyo's handling of the cruise ship is under fire with critics saying the boat became a big virus. Incubator and passengers should have been quarantined on shore. Government spokesman Yoshihiko suge rejected the criticism saying the Japanese government's response was appropriate. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul even as water levels begin to drop.
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"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout. All our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. President Trump continues his campaign swing across the nation in a final push to drum up support for Republicans ahead of next Tuesday's midterms. He scheduled to hold campaign events in Montana, Indiana, and Florida this week NPR's timber Keith reports Trump will rally supporters in Missouri tonight. President Trump has made it his mission to help defeat democratic senators running for re election in states. He won in twenty sixteen including Missouri. He will make one more stop there on Monday. The last in what will be an intense four days of campaigning to rallies a day on Friday Saturday and Sunday and three on Monday. His themes are now familiar hitting hard on. Immigration, bashing the press and Democrats by Trump's own account. He expects GOP Senate candidates will fare well on Tuesday. But when it comes to the house, he says Republicans are just doing okay, he is largely focusing his efforts in these final days and helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates tamra, Keith NPR news, Washington. The suspect charged in the deadly shooting at a Pennsylvania's synagogue has pleaded not guilty on Lee hearing from member station. W ESA reports Robert Bowers appeared in federal court today, this was Robert Bowers second court date since the Saturday attack that left eleven dead and six injured. He wore a red jumpsuit and was represented by two public defenders during the ten minute hearing. Prosecutors read the forty four charges against him and told him he could face the death penalty. The suspect did not make contact with the attorneys, but appear to listen intently, a grand jury charged him Wednesday with fatally preventing the free exercise of religion and commit. Firearms. Offenses the government said in a complaint filed the night of the shooting that the accused gunman made antisemitic statements during the attack the case is set to go to jury trial for NPR news. I'm only herring in Pittsburgh. Open. Enrollment begins today for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act NPR's. Alison kodjak reports the program is stable this year, despite the Trump administration's efforts to weaken it the Trump administration lower reduce the enrollment period about six weeks from last year, and those are the states that are on the federal marketplace, some states have their own marketplaces and those have longer enrollment periods. But most analysts say they're expect to see a similar level of enrollment in states where there's longer periods and more marketing, like California or New York, they're likely to see maybe an uptick NPR's. Alison kodjak reporting open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends on December fifteenth at last check on. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up two hundred sixty four points. The NASDAQ composite up one twenty eight the S and P five hundred up twenty eight. This is NPR news. A new report from the US department of agriculture finds that people who read calorie labels on restaurant menus and fast food, menu boards and up consuming, less NPR's, Alison Aubrey reports. The new study finds that people who consult calorie counts on fast food menu boards consume about one hundred and eighty fewer calories over the course of the day compared to those who don't see or pay attention to the calories at a time when more than one in three Americans eat fast food on a given day. The new study suggests mandatory calorie posts can make a difference. Not everyone notices the calorie counts. But the study finds forty four percent of those who do report using the nutrition information to help decide what to order Allison. Aubrey NPR news Washington. A wide band of storms is moving through parts of the south. The storm prediction center's forecast operations. Chief Bill bunting says the system has spawned several tornadoes. Reports of tornadoes large hail damaging thunderstorm wins. And unfortunately, looking at the data coming in with head over one hundred thirty reports of damaging winds and eight tornadoes so far across portions of Louisiana and Mississippi at least two fatalities have been attributed to the storms. One death reported in Texas and another in Mississippi, the severe weather is expected to move east. Forecasters say the main threat will be heavy rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, especially near the Gulf Coast, I'm Windsor Johnston. And you're listening to NPR news from Washington.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary state might pay says the trump administration won't tolerate russian interference in this year's us elections pompeii was speaking before the house foreign affairs committee he's also been questioned about his recent visit with north korean leader kim jong un and pyongyang's work on denuclearization or demands have been unambiguous when i spoke with him i could not have been clear about the scope of the verification work that would be required all of elements that would be necessary in order for america to understand that there had been real denuclearization meanwhile international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's elise reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bombs six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh mm it north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt it security was guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels at poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute at least hugh npr news soul the state department says a us government employees in china has reported subtle but abnormal sensations of sound and pressure secretary of state pompeo says the medical indications of this incident are very similar to what happened to american diplomats cuba about a year ago they reported hearing an unusual sound and then developed ailments such as hearing loss and dizziness the president of southwestern baptist theological seminary has been ousted noted baptist leader.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's ilise hugh reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bomb six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh summit north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt its security with guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute least hugh npr news soul a business partner of president trump's longtime personal lawyer michael cohen has pleaded guilty to tax fraud npr's ryan lucas says the deal could have implications for cohen's own legal troubles you gimme a friedman pleaded guilty in albany county court to tax fraud related to his taxicab business and has agreed to pay five million in restitution and judgments the new york times says friedman also agreed to cooperate with state and federal authorities and investigations friedman's lawyer told npr he wouldn't describe the substance or scope of the guilty plea friedman's potential cooperation could ratchet up the pressure on cohen who is under investigation by federal authorities in new york for his business dealings including his taxi medallions some of which were reportedly run by friedman cone is due in federal court in manhattan next week ryan lucas npr news washington the southwestern baptist theological seminary has removed its wellknown president page patterson after some recorded controversial remarks of his surfaced patterson is told women to stay with phys.
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"A budget and has been adler from capital public radio reports that would limit permanent increases in new spending as brown took to the podium for the final budget proposal of his sixteen years as governor he echoed a favored talking point of years past that california's economic recovery is approaching a cliff and recession is inevitable it can get giddy at the peak and don't fall over so we'll though democratic state lawmakers are seeking more money for healthcare childcare and higher education the governor wants to put most of his projected nine billion dollar budget surplus into reserves i don't think the money's there you may think it's there but it will it will disappear very quickly brown is proposing new one time investments in infrastructure project homelessness and mental health for npr news i'm ben adler in sacramento stocks closed mixed on wall street today the dow was up ninety one points the nasdaq down to the s and p five hundred closed up for this is npr news in washington health officials are rolling out the largest cholera vaccination drive in history to combat a spike in outbreaks across africa npr's nouri thighs reports the goal is to vaccinate two million people in five countries by mid june cholera is a severe gastro intestinal disease that's transmitted by bacteria found in contaminated drinking water it's treatable but often deadly because victims can lose so much fluid through vomiting diarrhea that their organs shut down in a matter of hours they've already been multiple flare ups across africa this year with nine hundred cases reported in malawi seventeen hundred cases in nigeria in over fifty seven hundred zambia defects a nation campaign is focused on those countries as well as two more uganda and south sudan it's a joint effort by national governments and international agencies including the world health organization and garvey the vaccine alliance narita eisenman npr news.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london four states hold primary elections today all of them in jurisdictions one by president trump in two thousand sixteen and pr's windsor johnston reports that voters are going to the polls in ohio north carolina indiana and west virginia where democrats are hoping to pick up seats the outcome of today's primaries may give republicans as sense of whether they'll be able to retain control of the house and senate terry madonna a political science professor at franklin and marshall college says the stakes are also high for democrats the problem that the democrats have with this election cycle is defending ten seats in states that donald trump won in two thousand sixteen five of them in states that trump won by double digits west virginia and indiana have become top battlegrounds in the fight for the senate voters will also decide on key house races in ohio and north carolina windsor johnston npr news while in washington to try to convince president trump to stay in the iran deal britain's foreign secretary boris johnson also talked about the case future npr's danielle czeslaw reports the johnson said his country has to make a clean break from the european union boris johnson told the daily mail a plan for britain to keep a customs partnership with the eu is crazy and claims it would create a quote whole new web of bureaucracy his position is a challenge to prime minister theresa may she backed the idea for britain to collect import taxes on behalf of the eu for goods arriving in british ports that would enable a borderless crossing between northern ireland which is part of the uk and ireland which is not johnson says britain needs to take control of its borders and taxes in order to sign independent trade deals with other countries including the us he did not rule out checks at the northern ireland border daniele has low npr news london thousands of university of cali.
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"Un ambassador says his country which has troops in syria backing up the government is ready to provide security for a factfinding team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons but the russian diplomats says the team didn't get the goahead from u n security officials a u n spokesman tells npr that the united nations did provide the needed clearances for the team currently in damascus not far from duma meanwhile the us ambassador to the obesity w is raising the possibility that russia may have already tampered with evidence at the scene russia is denying that as the finger pointing continues michelle kellerman npr news the state department midnight tomorrow is the deadline to file federal tax returns the irs says it expects to receive seventeen million tax returns this week and that more than fourteen million filers are expected to ask for an extension alstreet higher by the closing bell the dow up two hundred twelve nasdaq up forty nine the s and p five hundred up twenty one this is npr news from washington a russian investigative journalist has died after a fall from his apartment balcony for moscow charles means reports his death is prompting concerns of foul play scene but a dean was well known journalist in katrin bird the largest city in russia's your mountains his death comes just days after he was found badly injured having fallen from his apartment police are investigating but for now of suggested his death was a suicide noting the door to his apartment was locked from the inside it colleagues at his local paper dispute the idea about a dean would kill himself in the weeks before the fatal incident bought a dean had been looking into the deaths of russian mercenaries who fought alongside but shara lawsuits government forces in syria with the so called wagner group despite extensive reporting by but a dean and other journalists proving the deaths of dozens of fighters in syria the kremlin has never acknowledged the existence of the group for npr news i'm charles means in moscow as a says it's postponing the launch of the satellite known as tests because of guidance.
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"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston officials in parkland Florida's say the high school where a suspected gunmen fatally shot seventeen people will not reopen until at least the end of the week north country. Public Radio's Brian man reports the building where Wednesday's mass shooting took place will be torn down Broward County. Public Schools, faculty will return to the campus Thursday and it may be the week after before kids. Resume classes tied Hampson the school's principal released an emotional video Saturday promising to help his students. He'll. Oh ho each and every one of you may tie Zuni And I will hold you as always you need me to for all thirty three hundred of you and your families, and we will get through this together as support and counselling centre is opened near the school to help kids struggling to cope with Wednesday's violence. Brian man, NPR News Parkland Florida State NCA survive last week shooting are demanding action on gun violence. There are organizing a march on Washington and staging a school walk out on March 14th. Israel says four of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device on the Gaza border and Palestinian officials say to Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli fire. NPR's Daniel estern reports said some of the most serious cross-border violence since a two thousand fourteen Gaza Israel war the Israeli military says four soldiers were wounded two seriously when an explosive device detonated along the border between Israel and Gaza. Israel says it responded with air strikes in Gaza hitting 18 targets belonging to the militant group Hamas which controls Gaza Palestinian health officials say they later recovered the bodies of two seventeen year olds in Gaza killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military says they shot at people trying to cross the border into Israel ever since President Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital there have been frequent Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza along the Israeli border. The UN warns, the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza like Severe power cuts could lead to an escalation of violence. Daniel esturine NPR News, Jerusalem. Many parts of California are sliding back into drought NPR's Dan Charles reports, California relies on winter rains and accumulating snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains to replenish its reservoirs and supply its farms and cities with water the following summer. But this winter's been disappointing across the state, the snowpacks only 20 per se. Out of normal rainfalls far below average, The National Weather Service says it's increasingly unlikely that late rains will arrive to make up the deficit. Drought conditions also cover much of the southwestern United States. But recent rains have brought much-needed moisture to the south and southeast Dan, Charles NPR News. You're listening to NPR News in Washington. A leading African filmmaker from Burkina-Fasso has died from a stroke at the age of sixty four and P ours affair vehicles docked in reports Idrissa Ouedraogo put the west African nation at the heart of movie-making on the continent. It did. He saw with it out goal was a talented director who won awards at Cannes as well as the premier African movie festival held in his own French-speaking country book enough USSL without goes global acclaim straggled Africa Europe and beyond with cinematic masterpieces such as yaaba grandmother and the 1990 released she lay for which he was awarded. The prestigious come Grand, Jury prize withdrawal gold studied his art in Kiev and Paris before returning home with Rao who was known for his sweeping landscapes and penetrating human portrait's portraying the tension between tradition modernity and change or Fabien. Stockton NPR News that guy at the box office, this weekend block on guy leaves. Black Panther exceeded expectations, setting a new record in ticket sales for a debut at this time of year. Disney is forecasting a four-day holiday weekend. Take of three hundred sixty one million dollars worldwide. The big-budget film was already celebrated as a milestone with a black superhero mostly black ensemble anti-black director. I'm Windsor Johnston NPR News in Washington.